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RE: BLM announces `major' dinosaur find in Utah



Heh. "... flying reptiles..."?

Oh oh...

Don

--- On Wed, 6/18/08, Dino Guy Ralph <dinoguy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: Dino Guy Ralph <dinoguy@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: RE: BLM announces `major' dinosaur find in Utah
> To: koreke77@yahoo.de, dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 1:12 PM
> The Associated Press article states:
> Animal burrows and petrified tree trunks 6 feet in diameter
> were found
> nearby. The site doesn't contain any new species but
> offers scientists the
> chance to learn more about the ecology of that time, said
> Scott Foss, a BLM
> paleontologist.
> 
> Regarding "animal burrows," Evelyn Sobielski
> [koreke77@yahoo.de] writes:
> "Aha?"
> 
> See
> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080617-utah-dinosaurs_2.html
> 
> Quote:
> The site's sandstone also encases freshwater clams,
> petrified trees, and
> other preserved matter. "There is potential that there
> could be burrows that
> contain fossil mammals. We have petrified logs -- a whole
> group of things
> that I think are going to tell us something very detailed
> about this
> environment," (Matthew) Bonnan (of Western Illinois
> University) said.
>  
> So there _may_ be burrows there.
> 
> Dino Guy Ralph
> Docent at the California Academy of Sciences
> Dinosaur and Fossil Education
> Member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology